The Women's World Car of the Year is delighted to announce the appointment of a new judge to the voting panel. She is Victoria Macmillan Bell from the UK.
Victoria’s entry into the automotive world came via a stint presenting BBC Top Gear for UK Horizons. She set out to address the gap for female motoring in the lifestyle press and approached editors of lifestyle and fashion magazines both in the UK and in the USA. This resulted in British Cosmopolitan running their first motoring page.
In a career spanning 11 years to date, she has driven the most basic car to the most technically advanced and written and spoken about her thoughts for national and international press, in print and broadcast.
These include The Telegraph, the Independent, handbag.com, Condé Nast Traveller and British Vogue. She has been a regular guest on radio shows around the UK and was one of the hosts on stage at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. She has even discussed the merits of the British versus Indian transport systems with the late ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, on live BBC radio.
When she's not motoring and writing about it, she does voice-over work for radio and television. Her most recent work was for the Spanish Tourist Board with a campaign to visit Spain
Victoria is also involved in two charities – as a trustee for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia and is a patron of WOMAC – Women On The Move Against Cancer, which was set up by motor industry colleagues to assist not just cancer patients themselves but their families too.
“I've met a considerable amount of people during my career who influence the way we drive and view cars from designers to chassis engineers, heads of marketing and automotive brands worldwide.”